Barry Sanders, adjunct professor in communication studies in the UCLA College of Letters and Science and an international attorney, is coming out next month with a new book, "The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games" (Arcadia Publishers, 2013), which offers the first concise pictorial history of the event. Details about the bidding process, the preparation for the games and their legacy are included.
Sanders currently chairs the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, the organization that successfully bid for the 1984 games and is now spearheading efforts to bring the event back to Los Angeles. A civic leader with a record of service to the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic, he is also the author of "American Avatar: The United States in the Global Imagination." He is a member of the international Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Council on Foreign Relations.